Introduction to Programming

Unit code: VIT1102 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Nicholson
Online Real Time
VU Brisbane
VU Sydney
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Overview
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Overview

This unit introduces students to modern computer programming language, problem solving and algorithm development. Students will be exposed to multiple design strategies, including top-down design and recursive design with functions, object-based programming, and object-oriented design.



Content includes: Data Types and Expressions, Control Statements, Strings and Text Files, Design with Functions, Design with Classes, Graphical User Interfaces, Simple Graphics and Image Processing.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate skills in using a programming language;
  2. Apply suitable design strategies to develop a solution;
  3. Develop algorithms using basic programming language; and
  4. Apply basic object-oriented software principles in problem solving.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Laboratory Work
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Grade: 30%
Weekly Laboratory Practical Tasks
Assessment type: Test
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Grade: 40%
Two (2) Practical Tasks (20% each)
Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 30%
Final Test

Other locations

For students studying at VU Sydney
Assessment type: Laboratory Work
|
Grade: 30%
Weekly Laboratory Practical Tasks
Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 40%
Two (2) Practical Tasks
Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 30%
Final Test

Required reading

There are no required textbooks for this unit. A comprehensive set of Unit Notes in electronic format will be available via the Learning Management System (VU Collaborate).

As part of a course

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